Make A Ribbon Rose

My brother, Andrew, asked me to help him make something today. Because he wants to keep it a secret, I can’t indulge in the details. As much as I want to tell you all about it, I don’t want to ruin the surprise. :( Anyway, he came upstairs with all these materials, including a really thick and shiny ribbon. I went “Oooh” and played with it for a while. :]

You know how they have tutorials for making ribbon roses? The one where you work with a loonggg piece of ribbon? You have to fold it into a triangle and then twist it.. something along those lines. Well, the many times I tried it, my “creation” never even came close to resembling a rose. Actually, I think I got it once, but when I tried to tie it, the rose fell apart :[ So I gave up on that. I tried something else though and it turned out better than I expected!

I mean, it definitely takes more effort, but it pays off at the end. You’ll need ribbon, a stick or pen (for the stem), and a glue gun. :] Oh! and of course, a candle light. It’s not just for decoration, guys.

Cut your ribbon in circles. Keep in mind that they don’t have to be perfect. Each rose petal has their own unique shape. :P Once you’re done with that, burn the edges! :P Not too much though. This helps shape the petal and also prevents the edges from fraying.

Finished? Well, here’s the messy part. :P Well, in my case it is. I had strings of glue all over my hands and also on my table. Whoops! You’re gonna piece everything together now. This is when everything starts to come together.

And before you know it, you’ve got a divine realistic looking rose! :P TA-DA!

Happy crafting,

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